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Disturbances of affective contact: Development of brain mechanisms for emotion  

This research will study children and adults with and without autism using a multiple methodology (perception, understanding, experience, and expression of emotion using eye tracking and behavioral measurements) approach to characterize the development of brain mechanisms for emotion processing. The study will also chart the functional development of the underlying neural substrates for emotion processing using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and paradigms designed to probe atypical patterns in autism both in the functioning of specific brain regions and in the functional connectivity between key emotional brain structures. Finally, an imaging genetics approach will be adopted to examine gene-brain-behavior interactions in shaping the development of the emotional brain and as inter-individual modifiers of behavioral expression.

2008

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $104,906.00
Project Number P50HD055748-02
Principal Investigator Pelphrey, Kevin
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Pittsburgh
State/Country Pennsylvania
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ACE Center: Disturbances of affective contact: Development of brain mechanisms for emotion | $157,387.00 | 2010 | 5P50HD055748-04
ACE Center: Disturbances of affective contact: Development of brain mechanisms for emotion (supplement) | $32,703.00 | 2009 | 3P50HD055748-03S1